October: DON’T VOTE…for de Posada!

Robert de Posada is head of Latinos for Reform, a group that urged Latinos, especially in Nevada, to not vote on Nov. 2. The ad stated, “Democratic leaders must pay for their broken promises and betrayals…if they didn’t keep their promise on immigration reform, then they can’t count on our vote. Don’t vote this November. This is the only way to send them a clear message. You can no longer take us for granted. Don’t vote.”

Despite his advice to others, Posada voted by absentee ballot in the state of Virginia. When confronted about this, he claimed that he didn’t see a contradiction, and said he urged people to vote, only that they not vote for those “who betray you.” Posada is a Republican strategist and a former Director of Hispanic Affairs for the Republican National Committee. Latinos for Reform is also funded by the GOP, a fact that the ad fails to mention.

Univision pulled the ad after Democrats accused it of promoting cynicism and voter suppression. Posada said he will file a claim citing violation of the First Amendment. Democrat Harry Reid won Nevada’s Senate seat.

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  1. Gabriela Garcia
    Gabriela Garcia says:

    That is ridiculous! Definetely “cynisism and voter repression” at its worst! What a shame…What people are willing to do for political power… Which is why taking the time to become informed goes a long way in REALLY making our vote count. Choosing not to vote = no voice = select few in power dictate ur life and decisions that affect it = YOU DONT GET TO COMPLAIN. So, if you can vote, its a shame not to do it. There are many in our community who can’t and wished they did, so be informed and involved in the political process and VOTE! If you cant beat the system, play the system! Theyre obviously doing the same thing. The basic is to at least vote and voice ur opinion.Let them know what YOU think! not what someone has told you to think or do like Mr. Posada..

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  2. Gabriela Garcia
    Gabriela Garcia says:

    That is ridiculous! Definetely “cynisism and voter repression” at its worst! What a shame…What people are willing to do for political power… Which is why taking the time to become informed goes a long way in REALLY making our vote count. Choosing not to vote = no voice = select few in power dictate ur life and decisions that affect it = YOU DONT GET TO COMPLAIN. So, if you can vote, its a shame not to do it. There are many in our community who can’t and wished they did, so be informed and involved in the political process and VOTE! If you cant beat the system, play the system! Theyre obviously doing the same thing. The basic is to at least vote and voice ur opinion.Let them know what YOU think! not what someone has told you to think or do like Mr. Posada..

    Reply

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